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Airline helps students travel home

Airline helps students travel home

By Pablo Villasenor, CONTRIBUTOR

April 17, 2019

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Southwest Airlines have partnered on the “¡Lánzate!/Take Off!” Higher Education Travel Award Program geared toward supporting Hispanic college students with economic needs that are enrolled at institutions away from their hometown. T...

Yeast produces THC and CBD

Yeast produces THC and CBD

By By Alexander Lawrence, CONTRIBUTOR

April 11, 2019

UC Berkeley chemical engineers have genetically modified yeast to produce THC and CBD to further study the medical effects of marijuana without needing to grow the plant. Jay Keasling, one of the leads in the study, already holds a patent to THC and CBD producing yeast. This has the potential to d...

TikTok fined $5.7 million for illegally collecting children’s data

TikTok fined $5.7 million for illegally collecting children’s data

By Marcel Penaranda, CONTRIBUTOR

April 11, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a record-setting fine of $5.7 million against the China-based social media app TikTok for illegally collecting names, emails, pictures and locations of minors under the age of 13. China-based company ByteDance acquired Musical.ly in 2017, and later incorpor...

Superior Court expands public access

Superior Court expands public access

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 28, 2019

As part of their commitment to improving access to justice, Alameda County Superior Court officials opened a new self-help center at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland on Monday. The new branch joins the self-help center that's already in operation at the Hayward Hall of Justice and provides an im...

Public asked to fill out survey on sea level

Public asked to fill out survey on sea level

By Dan McMenamin, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 28, 2019

Hayward residents can provide input on how their local government should respond to the threat of sea level rise by filling out an online survey available through the end of the month. The survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PF2TG7S is being conducted by the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning...

Female film directors go unrecognized

Female film directors go unrecognized

By Ethan Alonzo, CONTRIBUTOR

March 20, 2019

While this year’s Oscars were full of groundbreaking moments, such as “Black Panther” winning in three categories and Director Spike Lee winning his first Oscar for his film “BlacKkKlansman,” there was still a lack of diversity when it came to nominations. More specifically, there was a distin...

Senate votes to end national emergency

Senate votes to end national emergency

By Jessica Irrera, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

March 20, 2019

A shocking twelve Senate Republicans voted against President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the nation’s southwestern border. However, Trump quickly used the first veto of his presidency this week to overturn the vote and continue to circumvent funding for his border wall. The...

DACA remains uncertain for Dreamers

DACA remains uncertain for Dreamers

By Priscila Solis, CONTRIBUTOR

March 20, 2019

More than 600,000 immigrants currently living in the U.S. under temporary conditions were left out of the recent federal spending deal and dispute that caused the 35-day shutdown, prolonging a harrowing sense of uncertainty for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients across the country. In S...

Venezuelan people face ongoing crisis

Venezuelan people face ongoing crisis

By Melody Martell, SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

March 20, 2019

Venezuela’s current humanitarian crisis involves a shortage of food, water, electricity, medicine, and medical supplies. In 2017, the former Vice President of Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, was accused by the U.S of “playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking,” according to The N...

Dozens of wealthy parents charged in nationwide college admission scam

Dozens of wealthy parents charged in nationwide college admission scam

By Kiley Russell, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

March 14, 2019

A nationwide college-admissions bribery case has snared dozens of the country’s rich and famous in criminal indictments announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice. The case revolves around alleged bribes to college entrance exam officials, athletics coaches and other administrators at some of the nat...

FDA cracks down on E-Cig products

FDA cracks down on E-Cig products

By Marcel Penaranda, CONTRIBUTOR

March 14, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration plans to stringently regulate flavored e-cigarette products by late 2022 across the United States in an attempt to reduce the popularity of vaping and smoking among those under 18 years of age. The FDA announced a plan on Nov. 15, 2018 that would regulate the sale ...

Governor Newsom reveals new state budget

Governor Newsom reveals new state budget

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

March 7, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently proposed a two-hundred billion dollar budget plan, which is titled as “California for All.” In his proposal, he revealed forty million dollars of the annual budget would be spent on supporting a second year of free tuition for community college students. ...

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